INN-Reach Takes Resource Sharing to the Next Level

This user-initiated consortial borrowing system enables participating libraries to dramatically increase the amount of materials they offer, reduce fulfillment time, and raise their profile and visibility in their user communities.

70%

reduction in time spent processing shared resources.

50%

reduction in time spent creating shared resources report.

70%

reduction in shared expenses.

5%

increase in budget by improving patron experience and ability to report shared resources value.

Increases Speed and Convenience

Automatic system matches can cut paperwork time in half and deliver requested items in just days.

Increases Speed and Convenience

Automatic system matches can cut paperwork time in half and deliver requested items in just days.

Improves Patron Satisfaction

Participants in INN-Reach systems are able to distribute items in as little as two days because the system does much of the work automatically. INN-Reach leverages the information in the central database to automatically locate the best possible lending library for the fastest turnaround possible.

Improves Patron Satisfaction

Participants in INN-Reach systems are able to distribute items in as little as two days because the system does much of the work automatically. INN-Reach leverages the information in the central database to automatically locate the best possible lending library for the fastest turnaround possible.

Simplifies Daily Staff Use

Resource sharing uses the same barcodes and workflows. No special training is required to process requests.

Simplifies Daily Staff Use

Resource sharing uses the same barcodes and workflows. No special training is required to process requests.

Access

Millions of books available from within INN-Reach participating libraries

Patron convenience

They can make online catalog requests for materials directly from a bibliographic record. INN-Reach Catalog is a combined database of the holdings from all the local servers that contribute to the INN-Reach Central Server. The Catalog comprises master bibliographic records and detailed holdings from the sites that own copies of those records.

Open participation

Non-Innovative customers can participate in an INN-Reach system using the Resource Sharing Broker (RSB) software or the Direct to INN-Reach (D2IR) Application Protocol Interface (API).

Pickup anywhere

Patrons select pickup locations and can return them to any participating INN-Reach library

ArticleReach

ArticleReach, a consortial borrowing system, provides access to print or full-text electronic articles not available from local libraries.

Works with:

Polaris
Sierra

84% of surveyed customers rate Innovative’s implementation as better than the competition.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
“We have found it to be an indispensable service for our libraries. It is rock solid and brings together libraries using many different integrated library systems platforms under one roof. It is a unifying factor in our region.”
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